Chesson caught one pass for seven yards in 12 games during the 2018 season, playing 268 snaps on special teams and seven on offense. Selected by Kansas City at No. 139 overall in the 2017 draft, Chesson may already be resigned to carving out a career on special teams. He turned 25 in December and likely will need to battle for his roster spot in 2019.
Chesson was promoted to the active roster Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Chesson's signing comes following the news that Jamison Crowder (ankle) is expected to miss multiple weeks. The second-year wideout rejoins the Redskins' 53-man roster after being waived in Week 2 and will serve a depth role against the Cowboys on Sunday. Though an opportunity for offensive snaps is available, it appears likely that Chesson will predominantly play on special teams.
Chesson was waived by the Redskins on Monday. Chesson was promoted to Washington's active roster prior to Week 2 but did not record a statistic. He will go through the waiver process and become a free agent if unclaimed.
Chesson was promoted to Washington's 53-man roster Wednesday. Chesson's promotion to the Redskins' active roster immediately follows the placement of fellow depth wideouts Cam Sims (ankle) and Trey Quinn (ankle) on injured reserve. The 2017 fourth-rounder is likely to predominantly play on special teams, but could see limited offensive snaps due to Washington's lack of depth at the receiver position.
Chesson was waived by the Chiefs on Saturday, the team's official website reports. A fourth-round pick last year, Chesson finished his rookie season with two catches for 18 yards in 12 games. He did log 215 snaps on special teams, which should help his case when he looks for work in the future.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||09/29||@New York Giants||10||20.75|
|5||10/06||New England Patriots||14||21.68|
|7||10/20||San Francisco 49ers||30||26.13|
|11||11/17||New York Jets||32||27.38|
|14||12/08||@Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
|16||12/22||New York Giants||10||20.75|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||3||2||12||0||2||6.00||1|